Tuesday, March 22, 2011

No Looting in Japan

It's become a talking point for the wingnuttery, including a letter to the editor today in my local paper: There was no looting in Japan following the earthquake. Flat out statement. Sounds good, looks good.

Because, of course, only BLACK people loot after a natural disaster.

Too bad it's not true. But of course, you know that anything coming out of the mouths of the ClusterFox "News" blowholes and their ilk is, ipso facto and QED, a lie. No, make that a FUCKING LIE.

Here's a story with the facts. At least 146 known cases of looting. With video.


BadTux said...

I noted this same thing on my own blog a few days ago. One of my commenters replied with a link to two AP photos from Katrina. In one, a black man was holding some items over his head, and the caption explained that the black man had looted these items from a store. In another, a white man was holding some items over his head to keep them out of the flood water, and the caption explained that the white man had found these items.

Remember: Black men loot. White men -- and, apparently -- Japanese men -- "find".

Alrighty, then!

- Badtux the Snarky Penguin

Farnsworth68 said...

Thanks, BT. BTW, I love your blog; given that I'm partial to penguins AND to snark, it was a natural.
--The F Man